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Subject: Ad Hoc
Looks like Phil books a show and picks up his friends ad hoc ! An electrifying performance since when U have a band that hasn't played or rehearsed often together it has 2 b improversational. Interesting how there was no keyboad and I don`t think it was even missed ! If any thing ever happens 2 me I want 2 b remembered as a Phil Lesh Phan !!
Subject: To Dylan M
The music sounds great, sorry if you need to hear someone try to emulate Jerry constantly but that's Furthur.
dc in colorado -
Subject: Moving *Forward* :=))
Dylan M! Lighten up dude! P&F are making some very fresh music. Ever since Uncle Jerry passed onward P&F have been the most consistently interesting among any of the various combos--by a long shot! It's all there for you to enjoy.
Remember the story of Lot's wife-- she turned to stone because she looked behind her. Don't let that happen to you.
Subject: awesome show
I did not let the first set rain out a damper on my time, and neither did the band. Amazing time.
Subject: So Many Roads
Was that Jackie's lead in So Many Roads? I was not there, but it did bring a tear to my eye as the recording was beautiful
THanks for sharing!
grateful greensky -
Subject: Oh what a time
Man to me If you were there it's never bad only there has been better,even though I have been to better Phil AND friends shows this was no let down for sure, the Music was Grate ALL involved it was wonderful to be singing dancing and feeling fine and kind good Good GOOd GOOD VIBE~RATIONS all around,the Karma wash kept our little ones happy for days along with all who passed through...
Subject: Nice Show
Once again its newbie Supaslick from Oklahoma. Keep on writing the reviews so I know what seasoned dead heads are listening to. Thanks
Subject: Are we Talking about the Grateful Dead? Or Phil and friends..?
I for one thought this set was unbelievably stellar, and was overall pretty happy. I few words forgotten maybe, but nothing worth picking apart. I didn't go there to see "The Grateful Dead". I went there expecting "Phil and Friends" and that's exactly what we got. In my opinion, I find it pretty monumental that Phil has his sons playing with him- They're talented, and he's trying to do something a little different then just mimic The Dead.
The one thing I have to agree with is Jackie. His voice is incredible and actually made me shed a tear during So Many Roads, but he needs to do a little more research with his voice if he's going to try and cover dead songs.
Overall? I'm usually a die-hard Bobby girl. But Phil killed it for me this show. Thanks friends! <3
G. Ganter -
Both this and the night before were magic shows. I've been as much of a fan of Phil, Jackie and Larry as I am of Furthur, and this show is a must have. Everyone is having fun and it is very real music brought to you by people who care about blowing your mind. Thanks to Larry, Teresa and Jackie, what we're hearing with PLF is traditional American music being remade and extended and fused with GDism--sends shivers down my spine. Great recording too.
Dylan M -
Subject: So much potential, mixed results
First off all, we have Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, all in the house that night.... Why keep the bands separate?
Do we really need Phil's kids touring with him? Isn't it enough that they play at Terrapin Crossroads? Not that Graham Lesh isn't decent at guitar, but Phil needs to wake up and smell the patchouli; your sons don't make the cut.
And when did Jackie Greene get grandfathered into every P&F project since he started playing with him? He's a strong solo artist and I can see why people like him but honestly his style isn't like the Dead's. Maybe Phil doesn't care about that anymore (isn't it obvious?) but at a Gathering of Dead Heads festival, bring together something special, not just the Lesh Family featuring Jackie Greene and his hipster leather vest.
Jackie and Larry best guitar duo Phils ever had? Sorry to so strongly disagree. Many of the folks previous to me that posted seem to be old school, having seen many shows. All due respect, Phil has had SUBSTANTIALLY better lineups than this. And no, nothing can compare to the Q.
Highlights of the lineup were Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Larry is such a fantastic guitar (and fiddle, and mandolin and......) player, I wish Phil had him around as much as Jackie. Also Joe Russo kept things in check with his solid rhythmic abilities.
No piano and crowded guitar work. Do we really need three electric guitar and Brian Lesh plucking lightly on a mandolin? You could have just had Larry Campbell cary all the guitar work at that point.
Sorry to bitch, I just know that Phil kept this lineup hush-hush for a reason; he didn't want heads picking apart the fact that he's taking his sons on tour instead of having the real Dead Family sit in.
On a positive note, I took photos from the pit of the show. Check out Grateful Web's Facebook page , Friday coverage, for tons of P&F, Bobby trio, Billy K., Greyboy Allstars pictures. Thanks for the Vibes!
Ros Jon Mon: When you say "JG is very happy that Phil brought somebody like Jackie into the family"... are you talking about Garcia? I guess you speak on behalf of somebody who has been Dead for 17 years. Strange comment.
You stated my exact problem with Jackie Greene: he is a "STAR", instead of being an interpreter of the Dead and Phil's collective musical world, he plays his own style, which to me is not what I like to hear out of a Phil show, having seen so many great other ones. Having him guest occasionally is one thing, but when Phil has him in EVERY P&F lineup that has toured since 2008, it gets old. Sorry to burst your Jackie Greene bubble. Evidently a lot of people like him.
And to Green Cow:
I am listening to the music... It's not as good.
That was the whole point of my review. Ive been seeing Phil for a long time and this lineup was balsy but poorly executed. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even a dissatisfied one. If Brian and Graham weren't Phil's sons, their musical abilities would not make the cut. Dweezil Zappa was playing with Frank in his teens because he DID make the cut musically, not because daddy let him play in his band, but because he was truly masterful enough to be worthy of playing with Frank. Phil's boys I do not feel the same about.
Subject: Phil is one proud Poppa
This night was the coming out for his two boys on the east coast and it was amazing.
I have not seen Phil so into it for a long time.
He was beaming.
The music was happening.
The second set was incredible.
I mean compared to Saturday night in Coney Island?
This band was on fire and loud.
The band was onstage for 15 minutes shifting around before they started the show. Larry had his mandolin on then shifted back to the guitar and it was very appropiate for him and Teresa to bust it open with a excellent Till the Morning Comes.
Gone Wanderin' was played alittle fast with the tempo but it was nice to hear this one again.
Birsong was nice and heard twice this day as the 7 Walkers played a great version too.
Cripple Creek was the first Levon tip of the hat and was excellent and Grahamn nailed it big time.
Phil was fuckin' beaming.
I have to say that this band without keyboards makes you wonder why but with Brian's mandolin in the mix it filled out that part very nicely.
The dude was right there the entire night.
Pride of Cucamonga was searing as Larry picked up where he left off in '08. The man was on a mission.
Tennessee Jed was another tune Larry and Teresa did with Levon and it was perfect.
Then the bust out of the set...Cumberland Blues. The band was just on a mission and they wailed on it.
Once again Larry and Jacki were just fired up.
Phil was romping it away big time.
The Lesh boys more than held their own
Phil and Friends is back folks and in a big way.
Set two was even better. The Lesh boys more than held their own and really it was quite special to see them with their dad on this large stage.
This St. Stephen just smoked the one they did a week earlier as it was cranking and full of energy and the band just raged on it.
Phil was in full command and very loud in the mix.
They jammed out of it into a obvious Other One and again this version smoked the one played the orevious Saturday. Phil was just a monster plus it was nice to hear him sing it too.
This went into a joyful Wheel that was driving.
With the younger Vibe audience many of these peeps don't help drive the music along as much as they should, yes this includes singing lol
So that may expalin why the audience sounded thin at times, becuase there were.
The rain most of the day may have played a factor too. There was a slight IKYR tease coming out of this as well.
I did see many young dudes that surely became Phil converst during this set.
They knew what they were hearing.
Uncle John's was great, it started alittle shakey but the other noteworthy point of this band and the Lesh son's is the harmonies. I mean they were amazing plus having Teresa back too?
She looked amazing.
Nice to honor Rick Danko as well and this was one of the highlights of the night. Larry and Teresa may be the most musically powerful couple in rock/ roots/country and the Lesh boys did their dad proud on this one too.
So Many Road was beautiful and Jacki's strong and sweet vocals nailed this one big time and Larry's HUGE solo was killer.
Well done friends!
A short and sweet, and very high energy, Scarlet> Fire was excellent.
Jacki numerous times in the set would defer to Grahamn to solo and his did in this one as well.
It was fun to see and then Phil?
OMG! With the HD cameras you could see his love for what was transpiring on stage.
They teased IKYR earlier out of the Wheel and what a perfect way for this loving incarnation of Phil and Friends to end the set with.
They just soared and once again those sweet harmonies were perfect.
Grahame took the first solo and Phil just turned and watch him play every note.
The song just soared from there.
A very worthy second set folks.
Joe Russo was amazing too, he was playing with much more force and drive and he more than stepped up to playing in this new band.
Then to do the Shakedown encore was a nice bookend from the Coney Island weekend.
I think Phil was telling us something.
Phil and Friends is fuckin' back baby.
After the band bowed and bid us goodnight Phil approached each of his son and gave them a special hug.
He was one happy poppa.
Subject: Uncle Johns Band VBR MP3
Is there anyway to get a VBR MP3 copy of Uncle Johns band? Makes things easier for my collection.
Subject: thank god for phil
wasn,t there unfortunately,but aren't we blessed to have this site. to dylan m. just have to say it's sad that you would post such comments. if you were in phil's shoes having your 2 boys playing with you would be like heaven on earth. is there really such a thing as a bad phil show? i personally met him at the denver airport last fall. something to cherish. when phil leaves this plane his son will carry on the dead legacy. praise jesus allah buddha phil jerry bobby pigpen bill mickey tom bruce keith donna brent vic the roadies and ourselves. the community of music is there any better one?
Subject: Got to be kidding me???
Why would anyone have a problem with Phil getting his kids in the act?? Their the future and they clearly have talent as well. I am sure we have lots of great things to expect from them in the years to come - I hope we do anyway. This also - since this is supposed to be a review - happens to be a very nice show. AND, why would anyone who has any real interest in the music complain about Jackie Greene???? He is a STAR in his own right and he has embraced this music and added his energy and talent to the mix for every fans benefit. I'm sure JG is very pleased that Phil has brought someone like Jackie into the family!
Subject: Phil still delivers 2012
To Dylan M's review. Who cares how Jackie Greene dresses and the fact Phil was playing with his sons? Listen to the music.
Subject: "My favorite festival" ~ Phil Lesh
Great sound Ted, THANX!!!
Subject: Most amazing show ever
I have been on tours, and listening since 1971, I was moved by this show. This was a must hear. It was so beautifully arranged, orchestrated, and played. It was clear they were having as much fun as we all were.
Little Hank -
Subject: One of the Best
One of the best Phil shows ever! The entire vibes crowd was on its feet throughout, and the music was full and tight. Even with no keyboard, Phil's sons harmonized and added depth - a great fit with Jackie Greene and Larry Campbell.
At first, thought the rain and mud would put a real damper on the evening. Once the music started, both became a none issue. The band played great, thought the sound might be lacking due to no keyboards, but Phils sons made up for that. The exchange between Larry and Jackie all night long is always a pleasure to hear. For my money, the best guitar duo Phil's ever had (all due respect to Warren and Jimmy). Phil did have a huge smile all night long and is indeed a very proud father. Amazing that a 72 year old prostate cancer, liver transplant, hepatitis survivor can generate as much energy (especially in the wee hours of the night) as Phil does. Jerry maybe gone, but Phil and Bobby have made Jerry proud. Great show all night long. Oh, excellent recording as well, thanks for uploading.
Subject: Proud and Inspired!
I witnessed this show with about 30 close friends, some who saw there first show in the 70's (like me) and others who got on the bus after Jerry died. To a person, this was one of the best shows we ever saw! From Jackie's soulful So Many Roads, the 60's inspired I Know You Rider to the awesome encore of Shakedown, it is a show to remember... Phil had a smile on his face the whole time. Proud father with his 2 sons...